How I changed my Mind about YouTube
I must admit I was not very keen on visiting YouTube for a long time. Every time I went there I had the impression that it was full of amateur videos showing how the family cat managed to open the fridge door or how dad managed to fall into the pool – nothing really interesting, if you know what I mean.
Then I noticed other people’s blogs showing videos – videos I found very entertaining, funny, informative.
So I had another try. I really like music – all kinds of music. Folk music – especially Irish folk music, but also Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, to name a few, country music (I love Johnny Cash!), good old Rock’n Roll, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones. I searched for them on YouTube and got the most amazing results. There is one video with the Irish folk group “The Dubliners” which I am presenting on my blog.
I grew up in a family with a strong tradition of listening to classic music – from Baroque Bach to Strawinsky. I looked for that kind of music at YouTube too. And I am discovering one precious stone after the other. Some of them are just for me (I don’t want to pester you with eight minutes of the Ballett Swan Lake), some of them I am gladly sharing with you. Mozart is one of my favourite composers, so there’s one piece of him on this blog. I also like Handel, and so there is a piece of him here as well.
This is music – and there is so much more: fine arts, design, short films. I am still discovering YouTube.
For me this is a good example of how to deal with social media:
- Try for yourself and find out the possibilities. Then
- Decide what you want to know, find, do with it
- And then use it systematically.
What kind of experience do you have with YouTube?